His first priority is to protect his pack 
Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is…

She’ll do anything to help wolves
Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down…

With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all.

Seduced by the Wolf is a part of the overall Heart of the Wolf series.  All connecting series lists can be found on the Terry Spear page.

Title:  Seduced by the Wolf
Series:  Heart of the Wolf #5
Author:  Terry Spear
Published:  August 1, 2010
My Rating:  4.5 stars

It’s hard to believe that the overall main series of Heart of the Wolf is now in the twenty-something numbers and still growing.  I have enjoyed every series and spin-off or related series  But because I had read the earlier titles long before I started my Shifter Haven bog I’ve been going back to re-read, when time permits, those first stories that captured my imagination.

Leidolf and Cassie’s story is strong, fast paced, steamy and in some ways revisits the first story in this series.  As a wolf biologist, Cassie has made it her goal in life to protect all wolves and to educate humans about wolves, explain the reality and caution about the intense hatred towards them in some communities.  What is not known to the general public is that Cassie has actually lived among wolves, as one of them when her own world imploded due to the actions of human hunters.  But most people, thankfully, don’t really know abut the wolves that can turn human and back again.  Shifters are far from commonly known, and her kind will do everything in their power to keep it that way.  Her goal is two-fold, protect the red wolves that she discovers and give back for something she believes she caused.  She had spotted a red wolf in this area, and set up lectures to tell the townspeople about the truths about red wolves – as well as try to learn what the community could tell her about a sighted red wolf.  She certainly wasn’t prepared for the intense attraction towards one member of the audience.  Leidolf was polite, obviously interested and a temptation she could not act on.  She was a lone wolf, had no intention of taking a mate… and Leidolf was far more than he appeared.  Hopefully the hunter’s spray she’d used would continue to mask her scent, the give away that she, like Leidolf, was a red wolf shifter.

As the relatively new alpha of a pack that  had been controlled by a mad, abusive, dangerous alpha Leidolf already had his hands full.  The ranch was losing money and he had no clue why, some of the former pack mates were causing trouble probably more than he could prove at the moment, a recently turned member was certainly a handful that couldn’t be fully trusted – all of that was really quite enough to keep him busy.  But attending the lecture of a wolf biologist was necessary to find out exactly what she’d sighted in his territory – wolf or pack member in their fur coats.  His attraction to Cassie was immediate, sure he’d thought of taking a mate one day but hadn’t considered a human.  As a royal he’d hoped to find his true mate  at some point and bring their pack back to a solid foundation… but this woman was tempting, perhaps enough to change his plans.

Seduced by the Wolf has a lot going on within this story.  There are threads woven with several sub-plots that having read the entire series I now know how some of them will play out… but back at the beginning I’d no clue that this overall series would be so long and so involved.  I mention that because now in re-reading this story I hesitantly feel it’s a bit crowded… yet, every aspect of the story is needed to come to the conclusion.  So, yeah – there’s a lot going on but it’s not difficult at all to follow the directions.

I liked Leidolf and Cassie both individually and as a couple.  The secondary characters are strong and interesting – even the nasty bad ones.  The chance to reconnect a little bit with the very beginning of this series was a nice touch.  I felt there was some closure on some open threads, but… never say never, I’ve learned.  The reality is that I enjoyed Seduced by the Wolf very much, it’s sexy, intense, a bit of a mystery and some very strong willed characters are involved.  I believe any reader who loves Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance would enjoy this story and series.  I realize it’s not always easy to go back to the very beginning of a long series – but if you can I would recommend getting to knows all of these amazing characters.

I re-read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.  (I owned a paperback copy that lost it’s way during a move *frown*)

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